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World Specialty Silicas


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World Specialty Silicas

World demand to rise 5.6% per annum through 2018
Global demand for specialty silicas -- which include precipitated silica, silica gel, silica sol, and fumed silica -- is forecast to grow 5.6 percent per year through 2018 to 2.9 million metric tons, valued at just under seven billion dollars. This will represent an acceleration from the pace of the 2008-2013 period, as improved manufacturing levels in a stronger economic environment support faster gains in the developed countries of North America and Western Europe. Growth in specialty silica demand in these regions will further benefit from increased use of silica in tire treads. Continued economic advances in developing countries such as China and India will also bolster gains in demand for specialty silicas.

Rubber to be fastest growing market
Rubber is the largest market for specialty silicas and is also expected to be the fastest growing through 2018. Tire rubber represents the largest portion of the rubber market, and represents the single largest application for specialty silicas worldwide. Usage of specialty silicas in this market has benefited from the rising adoption of green and high performance tire technologies, which use precipitated silica in tire treads to improve properties such as rolling resistance and traction. Several countries, including Japan, South Korea, and the EU, have introduced tire labeling regulations in recent years, inflating demand for silica in tires. Similar regulations could be adopted in the near future in countries such as Brazil and the US. As such regulations are implemented and consumer awareness of green tires grows, consumption of specialty silicas will rise in turn. Solid growth in demand for specialty silicas is also projected in the chemicals and industrial processing markets as manufacturing activity increases in a healthier economic climate.

Strong growth expected for precipitated silica
Precipitated silica will remain the most significant specialty silica product, representing over two-thirds of the global total in 2018. Precipitated silica owes its dominant market size to its use in the tire rubber market, where it accounts for the entirety of specialty silica demand. Because of the strong growth expected in this market, precipitated silica is forecast to be the fastest growing specialty silica product through 2018. Silica gel is projected to register the slowest advances through 2018, reflecting its usage in relatively mature applications such as food and beverages and cat litter. Gains in demand for silica sol will benefit from gains in manufacturing applications such as refractories and textiles. Demand for fumed silica will increase at an above average rate, supported by fast growth in non-tire rubber demand.

Asia/Pacific region to offer best growth opportunities
The Asia/Pacific region held the largest share of the global specialty silicas market in 2013 and is expected to post the fastest growth through 2018. This is primarily due to the performance of the sizable Chinese market, which will account for 63 percent of the regional total in 2018. In addition to advances associated with a rapidly expanding domestic economy, China’s market for specialty silica will benefit from the rising export demand for silica in green tires. Central and South America and the Africa/Mideast region will both post solid growth in demand for specialty silicas through 2018, reflecting the significant potential for economic development in these regions.


  • INTRODUCTION
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table WORLD SPECIALTY SILICAS DEMAND
  • MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • General
    • World Population Overview
      • Table WORLD POPULATION BY REGION
    • World Economic Overview
      • Recent Historical Trends
      • World Economic Outlook
        • Table WORLD GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION
      • World Per Capita Gross Domestic Product
        • Table WORLD PER CAPITA GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION
      • Personal Consumption & Expenditure Trends
        • Table WORLD PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION
    • World Manufacturing Overview
      • Table WORLD MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED BY REGION
    • Chemical Industry Outlook
      • Table WORLD CHEMICAL MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED BY REGION
    • Food & Beverage Production Outlook
      • Table WORLD FOOD & BEVERAGE MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED BY REGION
    • World Rubber Outlook
      • Table WORLD RUBBER DEMAND BY MARKET & REGION
    • World Tire Industry Outlook
      • Table WORLD TIRE PRODUCTION BY REGION
    • Pricing & Product Mix
      • Table SPECIALTY SILICA PRICING
    • Technology
      • Table CHART II-1 SPECIALTY SILICAS PRODUCTION FLOW CHART
    • Environmental & Regulatory Issues
  • OVERVIEW
    • General
    • Demand by Region
      • Table WORLD SPECIALTY SILICAS DEMAND BY REGION
      • Table CHART III-1 WORLD SPECIALTY SILICAS DEMAND BY REGION, 2003-2023
    • Demand by Product
      • Table WORLD SPECIALTY SILICAS DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Table CHART III-2 WORLD SPECIALTY SILICAS DEMAND BY PRODUCT, 2013
      • Precipitated Silica
        • Table WORLD PRECIPITATED SILICA DEMAND BY REGION
      • Silica Gel
        • Table WORLD SILICA GEL DEMAND BY REGION
      • Silica Sol
        • Table WORLD SILICA SOL DEMAND BY REGION
      • Fumed Silica
        • Table WORLD FUMED SILICA DEMAND BY REGION
    • Demand by Market
      • Table WORLD SPECIALTY SILICAS DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Table CHART III-3 WORLD SPECIALTY SILICAS DEMAND BY MARKET, 2013
      • Rubber
        • Table WORLD RUBBER MARKET FOR SPECIALTY SILICAS BY APPLICATION & REGION
        • Table WORLD TIRE RUBBER MARKET FOR SPECIALTY SILICAS BY REGION
        • Table WORLD NON-TIRE RUBBER MARKET FOR SPECIALTY SILICAS BY REGION
      • Chemicals
        • Table WORLD CHEMICAL MARKET FOR SPECIALTY SILICAS BY APPLICATION & REGION
      • Food & Feed
        • Table WORLD FOOD & FEED MARKET FOR SPECIALTY SILICAS BY APPLICATION & REGION
      • Cosmetics & Toiletries
        • Table WORLD COSMETICS & TOILETRIES MARKET FOR SPECIALTY SILICAS BY APPLICATION & REGION
      • Industrial Processing
        • Table WORLD INDUSTRIAL PROCESSING MARKET FOR SPECIALTY SILICAS BY APPLICATION & REGION
      • Other
        • Table OTHER MARKETS FOR SPECIALTY SILICAS BY APPLICATION & REGION
    • World Specialty Silicas Production
      • Table WORLD SPECIALTY SILICAS PRODUCTION BY REGION
      • Table CHART III-4 WORLD SPECIALTY SILICAS PRODUCTION BY REGION, 2003-2023
    • International Trade Flows
      • Table WORLD SPECIALTY SILICAS NET EXPORTS BY REGION
  • NORTH AMERICA
    • North America: General
    • North America: Supply & Demand
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: SPECIALTY SILICAS SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Table CHART IV-1 NORTH AMERICA: SPECIALTY SILICAS DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2013
    • North America: Demand by Product & Market
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: SPECIALTY SILICAS DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
    • United States
      • United States: General
      • United States: Supply & Demand
        • Table UNITED STATES: SPECIALTY SILICAS SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • United States: Demand by Product
        • Table UNITED STATES: SPECIALTY SILICAS DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • United States: Demand by Market
        • Table UNITED STATES: SPECIALTY SILICAS DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Canada
      • Canada: General
      • Canada: Supply & Demand
        • Table CANADA: SPECIALTY SILICAS SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Canada: Demand by Product
        • Table CANADA: SPECIALTY SILICAS DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Canada: Demand by Market
        • Table CANADA: SPECIALTY SILICAS DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Mexico
      • Mexico: General
      • Mexico: Supply & Demand
        • Table MEXICO: SPECIALTY SILICAS SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Mexico: Demand by Product
        • Table MEXICO: SPECIALTY SILICAS DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Mexico: Demand by Market
        • Table MEXICO: SPECIALTY SILICAS DEMAND BY MARKET
  • WESTERN EUROPE
    • Western Europe: General
    • Western Europe: Supply & Demand
      • Table WESTERN EUROPE: SPECIALTY SILICAS SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Table CHART V-1 WESTERN EUROPE: SPECIALTY SILICAS DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2013
    • Western Europe: Demand by Product & Market
      • Table WESTERN EUROPE: SPECIALTY SILICAS DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
    • Germany
      • Germany: General
      • Germany: Supply & Demand
        • Table GERMANY: SPECIALTY SILICAS SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Germany: Demand by Product
        • Table GERMANY: SPECIALTY SILICAS DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Germany: Demand by Market
        • Table GERMANY: SPECIALTY SILICAS DEMAND BY MARKET
    • France
      • France: General
      • France: Supply & Demand
        • Table FRANCE: SPECIALTY SILICAS SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • France: Demand by Product
        • Table FRANCE: SPECIALTY SILICAS DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • France: Demand by Market
        • Table FRANCE: SPECIALTY SILICAS DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Italy
      • Italy: General
      • Italy: Supply & Demand
        • Table ITALY: SPECIALTY SILICAS SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Italy: Demand by Product
        • Table ITALY: SPECIALTY SILICAS DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Italy: Demand by Market
        • Table ITALY: SPECIALTY SILICAS DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Spain
      • Spain: General
      • Spain: Supply & Demand
        • Table SPAIN: SPECIALTY SILICAS SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Spain: Demand by Product
        • Table SPAIN: SPECIALTY SILICAS DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Spain: Demand by Market
        • Table SPAIN: SPECIALTY SILICAS DEMAND BY MARKET
    • United Kingdom
      • United Kingdom: General
      • United Kingdom: Supply & Demand
        • Table UNITED KINGDOM: SPECIALTY SILICAS SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • United Kingdom: Demand by Product
        • Table UNITED KINGDOM: SPECIALTY SILICAS DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • United Kingdom: Demand by Market
        • Table UNITED KINGDOM: SPECIALTY SILICAS DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Other Western Europe
      • Other Western Europe: General
      • Other Western Europe: Supply & Demand
        • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: SPECIALTY SILICAS SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Other Western Europe: Demand by Product
        • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: SPECIALTY SILICAS DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Other Western Europe: Demand by Market
        • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: SPECIALTY SILICAS DEMAND BY MARKET
  • ASIA/PACIFIC
    • Asia/Pacific: General
    • Asia/Pacific: Supply & Demand
      • Table ASIA/PACIFIC: SPECIALTY SILICAS SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Table CHART VI-1 ASIA/PACIFIC: SPECIALTY SILICAS DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2013
    • Asia/Pacific: Demand by Product & Market
      • Table ASIA/PACIFIC: SPECIALTY SILICAS DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
    • China
      • China: General
      • China: Supply & Demand
        • Table CHINA: SPECIALTY SILICAS SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • China: Demand by Product
        • Table CHINA: SPECIALTY SILICAS DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • China: Demand by Market
        • Table CHINA: SPECIALTY SILICAS DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Japan
      • Japan: General
      • Japan: Supply & Demand
        • Table JAPAN: SPECIALTY SILICAS SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Japan: Demand by Product
        • Table JAPAN: SPECIALTY SILICAS DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Japan: Demand by Market
        • Table JAPAN: SPECIALTY SILICAS DEMAND BY MARKET
    • South Korea
      • South Korea: General
      • South Korea: Supply & Demand
        • Table SOUTH KOREA: SPECIALTY SILICAS SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • South Korea: Demand by Product
        • Table SOUTH KOREA: SPECIALTY SILICAS DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • South Korea: Demand by Market
        • Table SOUTH KOREA: SPECIALTY SILICAS DEMAND BY MARKET
    • India
      • India: General
      • India: Supply & Demand
        • Table INDIA: SPECIALTY SILICAS SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • India: Demand by Product
        • Table INDIA: SPECIALTY SILICAS DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • India: Demand by Market
        • Table INDIA: SPECIALTY SILICAS DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Taiwan
      • Taiwan: General
      • Taiwan: Supply & Demand
        • Table TAIWAN: SPECIALTY SILICAS SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Taiwan: Demand by Product
        • Table TAIWAN: SPECIALTY SILICAS DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Taiwan: Demand by Market
        • Table TAIWAN: SPECIALTY SILICAS DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Indonesia
      • Indonesia: General
      • Indonesia: Supply & Demand
        • Table INDONESIA: SPECIALTY SILICAS SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Indonesia: Demand by Product
        • Table INDONESIA: SPECIALTY SILICAS DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Indonesia: Demand by Market
        • Table INDONESIA: SPECIALTY SILICAS DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Other Asia/Pacific
      • Other Asia/Pacific: General
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Supply & Demand
        • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: SPECIALTY SILICAS SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Demand by Product
        • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: SPECIALTY SILICAS DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Demand by Market
        • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: SPECIALTY SILICAS DEMAND BY MARKET
  • OTHER REGIONS
    • Central & South America
      • Central & South America: General
      • Central & South America: Supply & Demand
        • Table CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: SPECIALTY SILICAS SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Central & South America: Demand by Product & Market
        • Table CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: SPECIALTY SILICAS DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
      • Brazil
        • Table BRAZIL: SPECIALTY SILICAS SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table BRAZIL: SPECIALTY SILICAS DEMAND BY PRODUCT
        • Table BRAZIL: SPECIALTY SILICAS DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Other Central & South America
        • Table OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: SPECIALTY SILICAS SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: SPECIALTY SILICAS DEMAND BY PRODUCT
        • Table OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: SPECIALTY SILICAS DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Eastern Europe
      • Eastern Europe: General
      • Eastern Europe: Supply & Demand
        • Table EASTERN EUROPE: SPECIALTY SILICAS SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Eastern Europe: Demand by Product & Market
        • Table EASTERN EUROPE: SPECIALTY SILICAS DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
      • Russia
        • Table RUSSIA: SPECIALTY SILICAS SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table RUSSIA: SPECIALTY SILICAS DEMAND BY PRODUCT
        • Table RUSSIA: SPECIALTY SILICAS DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Other Eastern Europe
        • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: SPECIALTY SILICAS SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: SPECIALTY SILICAS DEMAND BY PRODUCT
        • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: SPECIALTY SILICAS DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Africa/Mideast
      • Africa/Mideast: General
      • Africa/Mideast: Supply & Demand
        • Table AFRICA/MIDEAST: SPECIALTY SILICAS SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Africa/Mideast: Demand by Product & Market
        • Table AFRICA/MIDEAST: SPECIALTY SILICAS DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • General
    • Industry Composition & Market Share
      • Table WORLD SPECIALTY SILICAS SALES BY COMPANY, 2013
      • Table CHART VIII-1 WORLD SPECIALTY SILICAS MARKET SHARE, 2013
    • Competitive Strategies
    • Cooperative Agreements
      • Table SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS
    • Manufacturing
    • Marketing & Distribution
    • Company Profiles
      • Air Products and Chemicals Incorporated
      • Akzo Nobel NV
      • Cabot Corporation
      • China National Bluestar Group Company Limited
      • DENTSPLY International Incorporated
      • Ecolab Incorporated
      • Evonik Industries AG
      • Fuji Silysia Chemical Limited
      • Fujimi Incorporated
      • Fuso Chemical Company Limited
      • Glassven CA
      • Grace (WR) &Company
      • Gujarat Multi Gas Base Chemicals Private Limited
      • Huber (JM) Corporation
      • Imerys SA
      • Industrias Químicas del Ebro SA
      • Kemira Oyj
      • Madhu Silica Private Limited
      • Merck KGaA
      • Multisorb Technologies Incorporated
      • Nissan Chemical Industries Limited
      • Oriental Silicas Corporation
      • Orisil Limited
      • PPG Industries Incorporated
      • PQ Holdings Incorporated
      • Qingdao Haiyang Chemical Company Limited
      • Qingdao Makall Group Incorporated
      • Solvay SA
      • Tokuyama Corporation
      • Tosoh Corporation
      • Wacker Chemie AG
      • Zhuzhou Xinglong Chemical Industry Company Limited

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